Australia Flood Is of 'Biblical Proportions'

Residents continue to be evacuated today
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 1, 2011 3:04 PM CST
People use a small boat to make their ways in a flooded street in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2010.   (AP Photo/Jono Searle, Pool)
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(Newser) – Evacuations continued in Australia today as a flood of “biblical proportions” continued to assault the northeastern part of the country. The flooded area is larger than France and Germany combined, the AP reports. The good news: The rain has stopped, but rivers are still overflowing as the water flows toward the ocean. Communities may be underwater for a week or more, says one official. Adds another, “In many ways, it is a disaster of biblical proportions.” Click for more on the flood.

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